At Temple Sinai, we think of students as springs, and we want to change our Religious School program to embody that belief. We want our students to feel empowered to explore the richness of Jewish life and tradition so that they can make Judaism their own.
Our Next DOR program will focus on the tools and strategies that we can find in Jewish teachings, rituals, and traditions to solve problems and deal with challenges in our lives. We will have mixed-grade classes (Torah Time & Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grades, 3rd & 4th Grades, and 5th & 6th Grades).
Each chug will focus on a project or challenge that requires students to explore and discover our religion and culture to find possibilities and solutions. At the end of each chug, students will have the opportunity to share their learning and projects with the community at large, reminding them that even young people have something to teach.
In addition to offering students more choices in what they learn, we will also have options for more flexible scheduling. With the shorter courses and flexibility in programming, students really can do it all—and have fun doing it!